Scientists Simplifying Science


Revolutionizing STEM Networking: STEM Peers 2017

What was brewing? Here’s the sneak-peak into STEM Peers 2017 Where inspiring Scientists convened To voice, what it takes to march On an unconventional career track. Be it research, be it business or management, Communication and entrepreneurship transition stories; The insider struggles, the rewarding moments And the recruiter beans All spilled out without filters to… Keep Reading

Reporting from the Lab

Turning immunity ON and OFF

Our immune system is a fortress with multiple layers of protection to keep invaders out of the body. But now and then, traitors arise within this fortress, turning the body against itself, causing what are called autoimmune diseases. Does the body have patrols to keep such traitors in check? Scientists led by Dr. Jan Carette… Keep Reading


Research Integrity: Integral to Good Science

Editor’s note: Integrity is the founding stone of scientific discoveries. Often without which the interwoven and complex structure of research falls apart. It is the need of the hour that the delicate bond of science and community is strengthened with the values of trust and honesty. However, with the boom of technological advancements- the availability… Keep Reading

Face à Face

Transition from Bench to Investor relations and Patient engagement-Face to Face with Dr. Michelle Avery

Nida Siddiqui (NS), interviews Dr. Michelle Avery (MA), who tells us about her love for science communication, and how she used skills learnt during her PhD, to transition from bench research to being the ‘Director of Investor Relations and Patient Engagement’ at Summit Therapeutics. NS: Could you tell us about yourself? MA: I loved science since… Keep Reading

That Makes Sense

Autistic individuals less startled by the unexpected

Autism, originating from the Greek word ‘autos’ meaning self was coined by the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler to describe a subset of schizophrenic patients who were particularly self-absorbed and socially withdrawn. Currently, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a neurodevelopmental condition with core symptoms of social disinterest, communication deficits, and overly-focused or repetitive behavior. People… Keep Reading


Meet the STEM Peers-Part 4

With less than two weeks to go for STEM Peers, we will catch up with our STEM peers who are traveling from as close as Worcester (MA, USA) to as far as Chennai (India). So let’s know more about Vidhi Thakkar (who is traveling from Atlanta, GA), Parthiban Srinivasan (who is traveling from Chennai, India),… Keep Reading


Hey, DNA – what can you tell me?

DNA. A mere three-letter word. The power that lies within though is beyond phenomenal, and we have only started to unwind the marvels of its intricacies. We have come a long way since the discovery of the DNA in 1953. We undertook the ambitious human genome project in 1990[1], which took us 13 years and… Keep Reading

Face à Face

Medical Science Liaison 101 with Dr. Martijn Bijker

From SCIENCE to PHARMA, led by Dr. Martijn Bijker (MB) and his team of Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and Medical Affairs experts is an online training platform for PhD’s and postdocs interested in becoming an MSL. I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Bijker to learn more about the MSL role and how to make… Keep Reading


The Patent Chronicle

August 29, 2017: The Patent Chronicle is your go to destination for a capsule dose on the hottest happenings in the patent world. It is led by Syam Anand, who has been at the core of CSG’s development and an entrepreneur himself. In this section,  Syam has clinically dissected out every news on the decision, the reason and… Keep Reading


Meet the STEM Peers- Part 3

  Ragoo Raghunathan: Panelist on Careers in Business of Science Ragoo is passionate about science and the arts. Hailing from Mysore, he got his Ph.D in Animal Sciences (neuroscience focus) from University of Hyderabad. His studies focused on studying ssDNA-binding proteins in rat brain followed by a brief neuroscience postdoc at Wesleyan Univ in CT.… Keep Reading

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